Buff/cache is using most of the memory

My buff/cache is using most of the server’s memory.
So i am left with little to no memory.
Screenshot: http://prntscr.com/pwgx4v
How can i fix this?

From what you’ve provided the only thing I can deduct is you’ve high memory usage and nothing specific.
How about you be more precise and provide process list that use that memory, cause this is useless

@netbos As far as i can see there is little to no memory used by processes. As you can see in screenshot above used Memory is 1205 but most of it is in buff/cache.


cat /proc/meminfo

MemTotal: 16265644 kB
MemFree: 904872 kB
MemAvailable: 14906004 kB
Buffers: 84144 kB
Cached: 1395468 kB
SwapCached: 16428 kB
Active: 1332424 kB
Inactive: 548064 kB
Active(anon): 619088 kB
Inactive(anon): 189672 kB
Active(file): 713336 kB
Inactive(file): 358392 kB
Unevictable: 0 kB
Mlocked: 0 kB
SwapTotal: 524284 kB
SwapFree: 445172 kB
Dirty: 472 kB
Writeback: 0 kB
AnonPages: 386820 kB
Mapped: 117392 kB
Shmem: 407884 kB
Slab: 13335448 kB
SReclaimable: 13271764 kB
SUnreclaim: 63684 kB
KernelStack: 4240 kB
PageTables: 17928 kB
NFS_Unstable: 0 kB
Bounce: 0 kB
WritebackTmp: 0 kB
CommitLimit: 8657104 kB
Committed_AS: 1986628 kB
VmallocTotal: 34359738367 kB
VmallocUsed: 312064 kB
VmallocChunk: 34358947836 kB
HardwareCorrupted: 0 kB
AnonHugePages: 135168 kB
CmaTotal: 0 kB
CmaFree: 0 kB
HugePages_Total: 0
HugePages_Free: 0
HugePages_Rsvd: 0
HugePages_Surp: 0
Hugepagesize: 2048 kB
DirectMap4k: 165744 kB
DirectMap2M: 10319872 kB
DirectMap1G: 8388608 kB

@netbos Here is what top says:

Cleared it via:
echo 3 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches

But looking ahead if it will increase

@usmannasir any solution? buff/cache increased again to 14GB

Still waiting for an answer. ^^ Bump ^^


@Numeriku Oh thanks! Yes i’m newbie to servers and all.